Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's NOT so hard to say goodbye to Old Harvey

Mr. Grippi and his video crew put together a video that shows "classic harvey" in a state of demolition. It was well done and they even put the Boyz to Men song 'It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday' in the backgound. When the kids in my 1st period class saw it, I was suprised to hear a lot of them say how sad it was to see the old building being torn down. While I have my share of memories from my 11.5 years at Harvey Classic, I thought I would write you out some lyrics that will make you feel not so sad about losing the old building...

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" by Boyz 2 Men.

How do I say goodbye to old harvey high?

The building was pretty bad and not so sweet.

I'm glad we're here in the new building

Thank you taxpayers for your support

It's not so hard to say goodbye to old harvey.

I don't know why everybody

Is all sad about it...

All I know is where we've been

And that it was not as nice as here.

The leaky toilets and the cracks in the walls

And the cockroaches hanging out.

It's not so hard to say goodbye to old harvey...

And the rooms were freezing in the winter...

And 90 plus degress in August....

It's not so hard to say goodbye to old harvey...

And for sure we had some memories

But as for me, I'm happy at Walnut Streeeeeeeeeett...(You gotta do that voice thing there)

It's not so hard to say goodbye to old harvey.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Web 2.0 vs. Web 1.0

Pre web vs. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0

So my sweet and cool leather jacket got caught on a door last winter. While this may seem inconsequential to you, it made me kind of salty. Also there was a tiny circle-ly area in my back that kept getting cold.
I want this fissure repaired quickly and effectively. After I got done googling different iterations of "leather repair kit" or "leather jacket repair I was taken to where the first result was this leather repair kit.
I was almost ready to buy, but then I saw the reviews.
I then looked at the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" section of the page and saw that this product has a much better rating.
So it got me to thinking:
How would this catastrophic event have been handled differently in the two previous "Eras" (for lack of a better term) compared to how this played out today?
- The Pre-Iternet Era?- Web 1.0 Era?

I fixed the hole and it worked out well for me. The jacket looks good. However, I never posted a review of the product. Am I a bad person for that?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Darn Spammers!

This post was commented on by a bunch of anonymous users that were trying to sell me stuff. What recourse do I have to help prevent 'spammers' from posting on my blog?

Blogging Guidelines - 2010

Before we get too much further into blogging, there are some things that we need to talk about.
We need to set some guidelines so that we can continue to use this as an instructional tool without any hassle from me, your parents, the administrators or the school district.I have three rules that I would like to start with:1) This is an educational blog, not a personal one. Please keep it professional. That doesn't mean it has to be boring, but that does mean that we don't talk about what we are doing on a Saturday night. (Besides, you guys already have your myspaces, facebooks, etc. for that.)
2) Pls dnt use txting lngwige. W R nt txting, so use crct englsh. An LOL here or there is fine, but studies have show that the use of blogging as an educational tool can increase proficiency in writing.
3) Develop your thoughts. When asked to comment on a blog as an assignment, don't just say 'Yeah dude, that rocks'. Take time to develop your thoughts. Try to contribute something new. Do some additional research. Add an anecdotal experience.Other than that, there are some common sense things I would like for us to develop together.Assignment for Thursday 12-11: 1) Review the following web sites to look over other teachers' blogging "rules" and other articles related to blogging.

2) What are at least two rules for blogging that we should adopt?

Kill Your Blog?

The article at says to "KILL YOUR BLOG". Please read the article and let me know if you think blogging is as the author says, "so 2004".

Leave a comment with your thoughts!


This is the second year I have used this blog as a teaching aid. Some of the posts will be reposted, like this one below from December of 2008.

You can look back at the blog archives to see how I have used this in the past, but I will be adding new and hopefully interesting stuff to the blog from time to time.

So, What the heck is a blog? Well, if you google "what is a blog", you get a blog about blogs:"For a detailed more description about blogs see . . . A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is "blogging" and someone who keeps a blog is a "blogger." "Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in cronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominantly." There are more definitions, but hey, you can google that stuff on your own if you don't get it yet.This blog will be used in addition to the class website purpose of this blog is to provide students with an opportunity to provide feedback on discussion topics, lessons and more. This is an alternative to providing you with paper worksheets and if we use it properly, it will be a better learning tool.So stay tuned to and we will see how this works.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Credit: Friend or Foe?

Respond the discussion question here regarding the credit presentation.

It can be said that credit is your best friend and your worst enemy. What do they mean?

Since this is just a brief comment, just, click on the Post Comment link to respond on this blog. It's OK to post as anonymous, just include your name in the post so you get credit.

It's a little easier that checking all your individual blogs. You'll get a lengthier blog assignment later this week.